Friday, January 14, 2011

A day trip during the Christmas break...

On the last Sunday of the holidays before the children returned to school, we had a day trip out to visit Oxford.  I had never been there before and thought it would make for an interesting day out.  Using one of the Park and Rides, we parked on the outskirts and took the bus into the town centre.  If you are visiting Oxford this is a really easy way to navigate into the city.



As well as a good shopping area, we had a walk towards Christ Church and the surrounding grounds.



I snapped this picture of my daughter having a chat with a local duck...there is nothing special about this picture, but there is something I like about it.



There are lots of photo opportunities and plenty of architecture..if that's your thing.  I wouldn't mind going back when it's a bit warmer, but it was nice to do a bit of sightseeing after all the hustle and bustle of Christmas.


Until next time...

19 comments:

Beth said...

Wonderful pictures! I like the duck picture too, it looks like she's having a word with him alright! Cute!

Amanda said...

I haven't visited Oxford for many years, but now we're living in North Somerset it's within easier range, so perhaps this summer.

Contented Caroline said...

I love Oxford - it's where my husband is from (and he went to Oxford uni too) but it's disadvantage is that it is ALWAYS busy and you can never just wander in a relaxed fashion. You're pictures are lovely and I'm glad you had a great day out.

Shirley said...

Had a lovely time in Oxford many moons ago now. We had a dinner event in one of the Halls and it was fabulous. All atmospheric with portraits everywhere. Would love to go back sometime.
Love Shirley.x

Terry said...

What beautiful architecture! I just love big old buildings like those! :0)

Ali Honey said...

I will keep your advice tucked away in the hope I might get to visit Oxford during my trip to UK this year.

Tonya Ricucci said...

beautiful photos.

Rachel said...

I love the picture of your daughter and the duck!

I'm hoping to take my history students to Oxford next Spring, along with London, Stratford, and Paris. Keeping my fingers crossed the school approves the trip!

Janet said...

I love Oxford! Those heads are my favorite.

Sue-Anne said...

I love the duck picture too. Maybe it is the innocence of children.

Becky said...

Such beautiful pictures! And the hat your daughter is wearing is just darling!

I always look forward to seeing what you've been up to...

Thimbleanna said...

Gosh, the wonderful places that you have access to just boggle the mind. Your pictures are beautiful -- thanks for sharing them -- I love seeing them!

Sarah Jayne said...

Oxford is stunning - I must make the effort to get there again.

JuliaB said...

two things ..

You came to Oxford and missed a visit to Darn it and Stich? (Blue Boar Street for future reference - right next to CC).

You can get college accommodation in the vacations including breakfast in the Halls. see: http://www.oxfordrooms.co.uk/

I think it's easy to walk about in a relaxed fashion- just stay away from the high street, a teensy part of Oxford. There are so many little alleys and back streets to explore and lovely parks ..

Oooh! I think I should take a job with the Oxford Tourist Board! LoL!

Oh .. and look me up too!


xx

JuliaB said...

oh.. that was more than two things! LoL!

Betty Lou said...

Beautiful pictures, makes me wish I was there. You have a wonderful way with your camera----I am still trying to make friends with mine.

Shades Within You said...

Wonderful pictures.. I will have to come to Oxford in the summer you pictures just made me want to travel.

Keep posting and I will follow

http://shadeswithinyoullc.blogspot.com/

Cathi said...

What wonderful pictures! We love watching Inspector Morse shows -- I think it's partially because of the gorgeous scenery around Oxford.

Leanne said...

Great photos as always. Don't you just love it when a great photo has some sort of sign, bright orange fencing etc etc in it.